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Monday, 5 May 2008

'Herman's Pride' Lamiastrum galeobdolon

How is that for an interesting name ? I don't know any Hermans except for that VERY cool Munster dad who was named Herman (I can find a Halloween slant on a lot of mindless minutia?) .. in any case .. I didn't know this was also called "False Lamium" .. I have some 'real" stuff too ! .. I just like the way this generates itself in this section of the border with the driftwood ( I do love my driftwood that hubby brings home !) .. I like the rocks in combination with the driftwood and plantings .. it all just seems to go together for me.


6 comments:

Rose said...

I really like the effect of the driftwood--very artistic and somehow soothing.
Just noticed your post about the gallardia. I have been wanting the "Oranges and Lemons," too, and was lucky enough to find them in our local garden center. They're also available from Wayside Nursery and Jackson and Perkins (wayside.com and jacksonandperkins.com). The pictures in the catalogs only show the blooms, so I hope mine turn out that well. My husband took one look at them in their pots and asked, "Why did you buy those weeds??" He just doesn't understand...

GardenJoy4Me said...

Rose ! .. Our hubbys just aren't gardeners so it is hard for them to picture the future "beauty" ?
But yes .. a lot of them do look like weeds when only the foliage is there and no flower. We have the experience to know the best is yet to come ?
I find that about drift wood too .. some how soothing .. thanks for reminding me that was what I was feeling ! : )

Nancy J. Bond said...

The drift wood -- abundant here in NS, as you know -- does add a very nice architectural feature to the garden. Any color stands out against that sun-bleached silvery-grey.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Nancy .. I never thought I would see such nice driftwood from "lakes" as apposed to the sea .. but there are some beauties to be had here after all !

Viooltje said...

I never knew that was the name of this lovely plant, and just by the way, I live in a Herman's street, named after some famous parish clerk, so there. You know another one now ;-) Now to driftwood...it has been one of my favourite features for a while, although I only have one. And not nearly as striking and lovely as yours. Really changes the whole 'feel' of the place to extraordinary.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Violet .. that is cute ! I will remember that now every time I look at this spot : )
When we lived in Holland our street was President Kennedy Stratt .. kind of quirkt too ?
Driftwood emits a rather relaxing aora ?.. mood ? .. I can't quite explain it (or spell it this early in the morning ? ).. I have just always loved it and happy to have some wonderful pieces in the garden like you !